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# COP27

Last year
2022
# CLIMATE CRISIS
Newsletter: COP27 has ended. It scraped a pass
“The world remains on the brink of climate catastrophe.”
# Compromise
COP27 'held the line' but more climate action still crucial - minister
The extended climate conference finally came to an agreement last night after running late into the weekend.
# COP27
COP27 summit strikes historic deal to fund climate damages
The two-week talks delivered a major breakthrough on a fund for climate loss and damage’.
Voices
Ciarán Cuffe: Global climate action is not just for COP
As COP27 closes, the Irish MEP calls for more consistent climate action.
# Egypt
COP27: UN climate talks extended into weekend in bid to break deadlock
Wealthy and developing nations struggled to find common ground on a host of crucial issues.
# COP27
Open Newsroom - COP27: What did we learn in Egypt?
Get on-the-ground, real-time analysis from the COP27 summit as it reaches its conclusion.
# COP27
COP27: UN chief calls on countries to stop 'blame game' at deadlocked climate talks
Negotiators are scrambling to find a compromise over the contentious “loss and damage” issue.
# Amazon Rainforest
'Brazil is back': President-elect Lula vows to fight deforestation at COP27
Lula has offered to host UN climate talks in the Amazon region in 2025.
# Crunch time
Eamon Ryan made lead EU negotiator on crucial issue at COP27
The minister is representing the EU in talks on loss and damage supports, which he said will be “difficult” and “protracted”.
# COP27
EU vows more emissions cuts at UN climate talks but campaigners say it doesn't go far enough
The EU has increased emissions reduction targets from 55% to 57%, but campaigners say the target should be 65%.
# Laggard
'We cannot opt out': Minister defends record as Ireland lags mid-table in climate action report
In a new report, Ireland and Poland were the only EU countries to receive a very low rating efforts to curb emissions.
Voices
Opinion: Ireland has failed to demonstrate real leadership on climate justice at COP27
Ross Fitzpatrick of Christian Aid is at COP27 in Egypt.
# Loss and damage
Eamon Ryan earmarks €18 million for climate funds as COP27 enters second week
The minister for climate has arrived in Egypt for the climate conference.
# COP27
Better food 'cold chains' are crucial for climate and world hunger, says UN report
More efficient refrigeration would prevent food waste and boost revenues for small farmers, according to the report.
# COP27
Hundreds of climate campaigners stage protest at COP27 summit
The protesters marched through the conference’s ‘Blue Zone’, which is considered a UN territory and ruled by international law.
# climate action
Activists highlight Ireland’s famine history as they call for climate action
Campaigners have staged a protest at the Famine Memorial statues in Dublin to mark Global Day of Climate Action
# COP27
Joe Biden tells COP27 that the 'very life of the planet' is at stake in climate crisis
The US president told the summit that every country needs to “step up” and “renew and raise our climate ambitions”.
# CLIMATE CRISIS
€5 million allocated to adaptation funds as minister says poor COP outcome would be 'unacceptable'
Minister of State Colm Brophy said the spirit of the Paris agreement is ‘nearly dead and buried’
# urgency
Climate activists stage sit-down protest on Grafton Street en route to demand Dáil action
Campaigners are marching through Dublin to call for specific actions to thwart climate change and protect the people most impacted.
# COP27
New climate tracker reveals Dublin airport emitted over one million tonnes of CO2 last year
Dublin Airport was the largest emitter of Co2 last year, followed by a Drogheda cement plant.
# Temperature Check
Newsletter: Russia’s war on Ukraine is the elephant in the room at COP27
Read an extract from The Journal’s climate newsletter sent straight from Egypt.
# Climate Finance
'People are dying': Coveney meets leaders of climate-vulnerable countries at COP27
Coveney is spending the day at the conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, the second Irish politician to attend this year.
# COP27
The COP27 climate summit is underway - sign up to get our daily newsletter
We’re bringing you the latest updates and analysis from COP27 in Egypt.
Voices
Opinion: Climate change is no laughing matter but comedy can help
Diane O’Connor is a stand-up comedian and climate activist – she says comedy is a powerful art form in the battle against climate despair.
# Adaptation
‘Future generations will not forgive us’: Taoiseach tells COP27 that climate can’t wait
Micheál Martin delivered Ireland’s national statement to the World Leaders Summit at COP27.
On Day Three of COP27, Micheál Martin has delivered Ireland's national statement to the World Leaders Summit.
He said that the situation is "urgent, but it is not hopeless".
Earlier, COP27 President Sameh Shoukry announced an agenda telling rich countries how to support four billion people most vulnerable to climate change.
UN chief warns world can either 'cooperate or perish' on climate as Taoiseach arrives at COP27
Newsletter: COP27 is already an uphill battle
# World Leaders Summit
UN chief warns world can either 'cooperate or perish' on climate as Taoiseach arrives at COP27
“The global climate fight will be won or lost in this crucial decade on our watch.”
Newsletter: COP27 is already an uphill battle
'How many more wake-up calls do leaders need?': COP27 officially opens in Egypt
# Temperature Check
Newsletter: COP27 is already an uphill battle
Read an extract from The Journal’s climate newsletter sent straight from Egypt.
# just stop oil
London police launch major operation to arrest suspected climate change protesters
The climate change action group has been calling on the UK Government to abandon plans for new oil and gas projects.
# on the ground
Irish delegation travels to Egypt to push for greater climate commitments at COP27
Four Cabinet ministers are making the trip to Sharm El-Sheikh over the next two weeks.
Warming weather and rising seas getting worse, UN meteorological report warns
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the latest report was a chronicle of climate chaos and a distress signal from the planet.
# cop on
'How many more wake-up calls do leaders need?': COP27 officially opens in Egypt
“Our work will affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of people around the world.”
# factcheck
Debunked: Five common climate myths and why they're wrong
As COP27 climate summit begins in Egypt, here are the facts on climate change.
Human health ‘at the mercy of fossil fuels’, report warns
World hunger at 'catastrophic' levels amid 'toxic cocktail' of conflict, climate change and Covid
Voices
Opinion: Climate offsetting is merely a damaging and ineffective accounting trick
Dr Stephen Onakuse says time is running out and large polluters are relying too heavily on greenwashing.
# Climate Change
COP27: Everything you need to know about this year's climate summit
The annual summit kicks off in Egypt tomorrow.
# Pressure
US Secretary of State asks Egypt for human rights progress before COP27 summit
It’s estimated that 60,000 political prisoners are behind bars in Egypt
# Podcast
The Explainer: What will the COP27 climate summit focus on?
Our reporter Lauren Boland joins us this week to look at what lies ahead for the climate conference.
# Climate Change
Temperatures in Europe have increased by more than twice global average, report finds
The World Meteorological Organisation report said Europe is the fastest warming continent.
# COP27
British PM Rishi Sunak makes sudden u-turn on attending Cop27 climate summit in Egypt
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney welcomed the u-turn.
# CLIMATE CRISIS
COP27: Greta Thunberg won't attend 'greenwashing' UN climate summit this month
Thunberg said the summits are “used as an opportunity for people in power to get attention”.
# rishi sunak
Sunak under pressure over decision not to go to COP27
US President Joe Biden is expected to attend, and there are reports suggesting Sunak’s arch-rival Boris Johnson could go too.